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Local Hoop-stars running elite basketball clinic

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy, First Presbyterian Christian Academy and Liberty County High School basketball players are returning to their home-roots to run an exclusive basketball camp this summer.

Former Crusader JaQuez Motley, Highlander Jordan Johnson and Panther basketball and football player Byron Johnson are hosting the Rising Elite Skills Academy starting June 1 at the Faith Baptist Christian Academy Gym.

Motley was a standout basketball player at FBA where he averaged 25 points, five rebounds and five assists per game. He went on to play at East Georgia State College where he was a second team All-Conference selection. He led the team in scoring averaging 18 points per game. He finished his college career at Coker College where he averaged 10.4 points per game.

Johnson graduated from FPCA and also started his career at East Georgia State where he starred for two seasons. Jordan finished his college career at Tennessee Tech.

Johnson later joined the professional Ecuadorian basketball team, H.R. Portoviejo, and helped them win the Ecuador National Basketball League title in 2017. In that championship game Johnson scored 29 points, including 4 three-pointers. Johnson was named the tournament MVP.

Motley said the camp is two-months long and open to ages 8-17. The fee is $50 deposit and $100 per month.

Sign up days are May 10 and May 27 but Motley said parents can register their children any day prior to the start of camp.

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